Summary: I absolutely love this camera and have had so much fun getting to grips with it, exploring depth of field, long exposures with light and post processing my RAW images with lightroom and photoshop.. Fantastic!
Pros: The Picture quality available at an entry level dslr is fantastic and has helped me affordably move away from digital cameras and phone cameras.
Cons: No bracketing feature, or external mic input and accessories are expensive.
Good for the money but the newer D3200 is better so compare prices
Gary Parker, Amazon
5 September 2011
Summary: This is a very good camera and is being offered at some impressively low prices. The picture quality is far better than compact cameras, so if you're moving up from a snapshot camera you will be seriously impressed. However, the newer D3200 has even better picture quality. The D3100's 14 megapixel sensor is good, but the D3200's 24 megapixel sensor is amazing.
Summary: Nikon D3100 is my first DSLR. I purchased it in feb 11 and had taken more than 2000 pics with it. Its a great camera with very good picture quality. picture quality at higher ISO is good and can actually be utilised. if u are not a pro and dont need some specific fun as i mentioned in cons, this is a perfect DSLR for anyone who need it for personal use.
Summary: The D3100 is my first experience with a DSLR Camera. My first impressions of my pictures with it were somewhat disappointing, but I learned over time that the camera is capable of taking pictures that far exceed my standards. You need to understand how the camera works and how to operate it to take quality photos. To help you with this, the D3100 has a guide mode designed to help a beginner choose the right settings to take their shot.
Summary: Well I must say that the Nikon D3100 is an amazing camera. Entering the photography world, the D3100 was my first Nikon brand camera and DSLR. I've now had mine since December 2010 and I've found no serious problems with it. The battery life continues to work splendidly and the image quality is very good and sharp with the help of the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my camera. Colours on my shots come out with nice contrast and vibrance.
Summary: This is an awesome beginner camera. I`ve had it for two weeks and beginning to use manual mode every time i use it. Hoped it would`ve come with a better lens though. But overall, awesome. I`m a beginner and I completely adore it !
Summary: Very easy to use. The guide is also a good teaching tool. Have used it to shoot both hi-speed ie Pacific gulls in flight along with portraits. Good entry level DSLR. You might want to buy the 18 - 105mm lense to add to your kit along with a speedlight flash.
Summary: The Nikon D3100 is a fantastic camera if you are looking to buy your first DSLR, its cheap and also very well featured. I think the only aspect of it which I was disappointed about is the fact that you cannot use Auto Bracketing, but thats a fairly minor problem and its still incredible value for the money
if you are looking to use the video mode more so than the still photography side you may want to consider the Cannon equivalent due to the fact that it has some extra...
Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Battery life, Screen size